Win Our Inn
Thank you so much for your interest in our contest to give away our inn on Swan's Island. We are disappointed, to say the least, that we did not receive enough entries to be able to transfer the property. Please read the FAQ's for the final details about this contest.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE $99 ENTRY FEES? As we explained in The Legal Stuff, we will retain $4 from each entry fee to help off-set some of the fees. The remaining $95 will be refunded to everyone who entered.
WHEN WILL I GET MY REFUND? We will process all the refunds within about two weeks. When you actually see the credit on your statement will depend on your individual financial institution's policies. If for some reason you don't see a credit to your account by the end of May, please let us know.
WAS THIS REALLY A SCAM AFTER ALL? We put our heart and soul into this project...not to mention a large amount of capital. We spent far more on marketing, credit card processing, and legal fees than we could possibly recoup from $4 per entry. The only way we could have made any money is if we had actually gotten the minimum number of entries. We wanted this to work as much as you did!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE MOTEL? It looks like 2020 is going to pretty much be a bust. This would not have been a good time for a new owner. With the current restrictions around the pandemic, the tourist season will be practically non-existent. So, we are going to use this down time to look at new ways to improve the property and be ready to take on the challenges of 2021! We are also open to selling the motel with an asking price of $425,000. We would also discuss the possibility of leasing the business to the right person. Please email us if you're interested in talking!